Category: 2012 Season

The Ultimate Story

By Joelle Cheong (13A03A) and Natalie Lim (13A01C)

“Clear eyes, full hearts.” Coach Ben’s words stayed with the Frisbee team through the 2012 Inter-JC tournaments. Clear eyes to discern the situation and act accordingly, and full hearts to leave the field with no regrets.

A year of hardcore trainings, free moments spent practicing throws in the amphitheatre and imagining plays in our heads culminated in the Inter-JC tournament, the pinnacle of every Raffles Ultimate member’s journey.

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Inter-JC Ultimate Frisbee — Photo Essay

Photos by Edwin Chow and Claudia Koh from Raffles Photographic Society

Raffles Ultimate Frisbee (commonly referred to as ‘Ultimate’), a relatively new CCA, participated in the 8th Inter-JC Ultimate Frisbee Tournament on 21 July. 2012 marks a slight dip for Ultimate, considering their numerous first-placings in previous years: the Year 5 team came in fourth place and the Year 6 team third. However, the Year 5 Captain, Shaun, said: “We gave our all and we’ll come back stronger next year.” For those who weren’t on the green last Saturday, we bring you photos of the event, courtesy of the Raffles Photographic Society.

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Their Best Shot: Netball Finals 2012

By Cara Leong (13A01B)

The start of the match did not bode well for Raffles. It was five minutes in, and the score was 6-0 to ACJC, our biggest rival. Both schools had reached the finals unbeaten in the group stage and semi-finals, and boasted all-star players. Unable to find their footing early on in the game, ACJC’s lead in the first quarter sent the girls chasing their opponents until the very last minute and a score of 35-37.

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RI Cricket beats worthy opponents ACS(I) by 6 wickets

By Jonathan Lee (13A01A)

On an overcast day, RI won a low-scoring match against perennial rivals ACS(I) to emerge as A-Division champions once again, successfully defending their title. Having bowled well to restrict ACS to 70 all out, RI started well in the run-chase, before wobbling a bit but eventually clinching a 6 wicket win in the 14th over. Varun Honnavalli and Rohan George bowled well for RI, taking 3 wickets apiece and conceding only 16 runs off their 4 overs.

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Badminton Boys Win Champions

By Jonathan Kit (13S03D)

One would think that after a morale bruising second round 3-2 loss to the very same opponents they would face in the finals, the RI Boys’ A-Division Badminton Team would undergo an intense struggle in defeating the defending champions of the National Inter-school A-Division Badminton Tournament, ACS (I), in the 2012 final. A whole year of training takes place after every season to prepare for the next. Within these long, arduous months, it was the insatiable hunger for the reclamation of the title that kept the RI boys’ team grinding through an entire postseason of grueling trainings. Yet, the ACS(I) team seemed poised as ever to claim their title once again.

This time, however, ACS’s school motto held true—the best was, indeed, yet to be.

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